cropped-NEWSLETTER-TOPPER-2.jpgIssue #53 - February 2016


kerry faceA Note From the Founder - Frontier Girls Turns 9

by Kerry Cordy

This year Frontier Girls turned 9 years old.    We have gone through a lot of changes since our first troop opened in 2007.  In the last few years our membership has grown quite a bit and we have opened more than 275 troops across the country.  We also have members in Canada, Wales, and even South Korea!  I want to thank all of you for helping to make Frontier Girls the great program that it has become.  Without the input and help of our members, Frontier Girls just wouldn't be the same.

Next year will be our 10th birthday and I would like to do something special.  If you have any ideas, please email them to


swapsSWAPS Update

If you registered for the 2016 SWAPS event, we will be assigning your SWAP partner by Feb. 7.  This is a great opportunity to get to know girls from other states and other troops.

If for any reason you cannot participate, please notify us immediately.  Every year we have disappointed girls who send out SWAPS and never receive any in return.  Please make sure to follow all instructions that are sent to you in a timely manner and to package your SWAPS in a PADDED envelope or box.  Regular envelopes tear and the SWAPS get lost or damaged.

If you are not participating this year and want to learn more about our March 4th Holiday and annual SWAPS, visit our website at:



New Badges We've Added!

Strawberry Shortcake (Trademark Toys),
Movies (Specific), Batman (Super Hero)

strawberry shortcakemovies frozenbatman








contest logoJanuary Logo Contest Winner!


The winner of our January Logo contest is Cassi Jensen from Troop 911!
We hope you enjoy your $10 Frontier Girls gift card!

We will be doing another logo contest for the month of February. It will be starting
Friday, February 5th. Check our Facebook page or homepage for more details!



21646167.thbPointers for Patriots


Many ski resorts are offering military discounts for the winter season.
Here are a few we found if you and your family love to ski!




VAIL RESORTS                                    WINTERGREEN RESORT
Vail, Colorado                                       Wintergreen, Virginia

WINTER PARK RESORT                   JAY PEAK RESORT (ski free!)
Winter Park, Colorado                        Jay, Vermont

SNOWBIRD                                         SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN RESORT
Snowbird, Utah                                  Carrabassett Valley, Maine

Cornwall, Connecticut                       Olympic Valley, California

STEAMBOAT                                        SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT 
Steamboat Springs, Colorado         Snowshoe, West Virginia




treasureTips and Treasures

Lapel Pin locks - submitted by Charlotte Duke

I  discovered that if one cuts one of the old-style
cylindrical rubber badge-locks in half (so that you end up with two small
cylinders) you can then put one on the back of higher awards and then put
the pin-back on!




haleyGirl of the Month - Haley Hutter, Dolphin Troop #159

submitted by Katie Lundquist, leader Troop #159, CO

Haley Hutter is a Dolphin with Troop 159 in Colorado who has been with us a little over two years.  Haley is a quiet girl with a sweet spirit who is always willing to pitch in and help out.  She was very shy when she first started, but over the past year has really pushed herself to try new things, especially in the area of leadership.  When given the choice of leadership positions this year, Haley wanted to be Patrol Leader and is doing an excellent job.  She is an outstanding example to all the girls in her listening, cheerfulness and follow-through.

Haley is very involved in sports and because of her schedule misses meetings frequently in the spring and fall.  However, she decided to work on her Gem Award before she crosses over in May.  She has worked hard at home and made a commitment to come to extra meetings to get the requirements done.  I am proud to say that she is almost finished with her Make a Difference project - her final requirement.  Haley is collecting donations of handmade and store-bought warm clothing for the city's many homeless people.  She has shown great leadership in working on this project - recruiting friends to make handmade items, speaking in front of our large troop to solicit donations, decorating a large collection box  and sending out reminder e-mails.
We are really proud of how Haley is living out the Frontier Girl ideals.

shopping-cart_fkkdnwHuNew Store

We have just launched our new Frontier Girls store that we hope will make ordering a little easier.  While we can still only accept payments through Paypal, you will now be able to enter a specific shipping address and it will hopefully cure the problem of Paypal constantly emptying carts of large orders as well.  If you have any problems with the new site, please email us at





New Marketing Materials


We've designed new Frontier Girls brochures and flyers this past month, so if you've been thinking about ordering some, now is the time! They have a brand new design, as well as our new logo and some updated information and pictures. You can order our new marketing materials here: